Re: Pleasantness [was: Re: Sound effects]

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 6:43 PM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:
> Hello,
> Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>> Iain * wrote:
>>> But I see that no-one else cares
>> Or, you are not effectively communicating what you mean.
> Actually, I understand Iain getting annoyed here. He makes a proposal
> which has its merits, and likely has counter-points that have merit.
> But it's very quickly descended into a completely unproductive flamewar
> because of some aggressive emailing. Thus guaranteeing the end of all
> useful discussion and an "Ignore thread" from, I'm sure, more than one
> person.
> I would like to see more pleasantness on GNOME's email lists in general,
> and in this case specifically.

I saw some unnecessarily aggressive and unproductive mails in this
thread, but not from Lennart. He simply made his point in a straight
forward manner.

Iain on the other hand started dismissing all the work that has been
done regarding sounds, claiming that nobody uses them, that there
should be only one and making comments that clearly show he doesn't
understand how the sound theme spec works.

He argued so many things that personally I don't understand what he
really wants. Does he want to change the sound theme spec? Does he
want to discuss about the future default GNOME theme?

It would have gone much better if Iain hadn't take a righteous
attitude and if some people would have made more productive comments,
but I don't think blaming Lennart make sense. We are not here to chat
about the weather, do networking, or share our feelings, we are here
to get things done, and if ridiculing an idea gets the point across
there's nothing wrong with that. Ridiculing ideas != ridiculing

Felipe Contreras

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